His family called him "Kim."
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Steyning, West Sussex, England
Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK
Did You Know?
Lord Olivier ranked tenth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey
of greatest British actors
(October 1997) Ranked #46 in Empire (UK) magazine's
"The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
When presenting at the Oscars in 1985, he forgot to
name the Best Picture nominees. He simply opened the
envelope and proclaimed, "Amadeus"
He was nominated for an Emmy in the same year (1974),
in the same category, for two different 1973 performances-
James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey
Into Night, and Shylock in
The Merchant of Venice.
Was seriously considered for what
became Marlon Brando's role in The
Turned down the role of Humbert in
He and Roberto Benigni are the only
two actors to have directed themselves in Oscar winning
Even with his royal titles,
he refused to carry on a conversation with anyone who
wouldn't address him as "Larry".
His father, a clergyman, decided
Laurence would become an actor.
His ancestors were originally from
France, they fled to England around the 17th century.
The reason being they were Protestants known as Huguenots
who were treated badly by the Catholics.